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ACE Welcomes Congressional Action to Avoid Rail Strike

Today, the U.S. Senate approved bipartisan legislation to avoid a national rail strike after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill Nov. 30. The bill now heads to President Biden’s desk for signature just ahead of the Dec. 9 deadline to reach an agreement before the labor union workers promised to strike.  

“About 70-75 percent of all ethanol that is produced in the U.S. moves by railroad, and a strike would have a crippling effect on not only the producers of the fuel but also everyone downstream, from marketers to retailers and ultimately motorists who depend upon low cost and low carbon ethanol to help keep them mobile,” said Brian Jennings, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO. “We’re appreciative that Congress quickly took up bipartisan legislation to ratify the tentative agreement between the railroads and labor unions and look forward to President Biden swiftly signing this into law to avoid the negative impacts of a strike.”

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